Swiss Art Gate UAE together with The Galleria on Al Maryah Island and under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy to the UAE presents “The Galleria Collection – A Fantastic Journey” on display at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. “The Galleria Collection – A Fantastic Journey” shows the newest creations of paintings by acclaimed Italian artist and designer, Guido Bottazzo. The art exhibition runs until Wednesday, 26 November 2013, daily open to the public between 10 am and 10 pm.

Since 2011 under the name of “Bottazzo Artwork” Guido has been creating visionary artworks with a unique style. Bottazzo’s style can be described as realistic, contaminated with pop influences and a touch of surrealism.

Guido Bottazzo’s works are original drawings, hand drawn with traditional media or digitally. Every artwork is printed on high quality media like natural cotton paper or canvas, and is later customized by the artist. The artist creates every piece with acrylics, graphite, or aerograph, directly applied on the final media. Each artwork is produced in a limited number of copies, signed and certified by the author.

“Since its opening in August 2013, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island has organized and hosted both locally-created and locally-relevant exhibitions, catering to our visitor’s ongoing search for culture and innovation. Guido Bottazzo’s technique and art pieces will certainly enhance the experience of all racing season fans and we are honored to be collaborating with the Embassy of Italy to the UAE and with Swiss Art Gate UAE on this exhibition.” said Charles Martinez, General Manager of The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, and VP of Gulf Related.
Born in 1977, Guido Bottazzo is an Italian artist whose cultural roots can be found first in the Venetian environment where he obtained his Master’s degree in Architecture (2003) and later on in California, where he studied Design at the Art Center College in Pasadena (Master’s degree 2005/2007).
“The drawing techniques I use are mainly traditional drawing or painting, and digital free hand drawing. I use different techniques separately but sometimes I tend to mix traditional and digital media in order to improve the originality of my work,” Bottazzo said.
“I always kept my eyes open, pure and curious when I was a child. With my drawings I want to tell stories of an imaginary reality, a futuristic and positive reality, in which there is still space for amazement and wonder. Being fond of architecture, agriculture and engines, constantly busy researching the “beauty” that resides in life, I draw out of passion and a vital need to express what I have in my heart and in my mind. The protagonists of my art are often objects of design placed in an unexpected and non-conventional environment, and at other times the shapes of existing or imaginary cities, enriched by shapes and appearances that are the result of free imagination. Unlikely proportions, incredible shapes enriched by precision for details, are the main ingredients of my art. Each painting tells with unrestrained immediacy its own story with only one purpose: to amaze and excite. The observer of my work is directed to a fantastic journey, in which he is looking at the world with the same pure eyes of a child, close to a reality in which he still has fun playing with kites.”
Guido Bottazzo gets inspired by the iconographic language of the hi-tech architecture, the entertainment design and the Daliniana surrealistic art, filling his drawings with ideas inspired by the art experts such as Sir Norman Foster and Scott Robertson.
“Guido Bottazzo is truly a gifted artist and designer. He is very energetic and surprises me with every new piece that he does. Besides all his creative work he was one of the most hard working and passionate students that I had at Art Center and he even had a wonderful sense of humour that make him a pleasure to have had in class. I’m always amazed at the level and quality of each project he works on. A genius in the makin,” quoted by Richard Pietruska, Artist and Professor @ ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena.
“The Galleria Collection” at The Galleria on Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi is a series of art exhibitions initiated and organized by Swiss Art Gate UAE and in collaboration with The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. In November 2014 Swiss Art Gate UAE displays an artistic show of a creative visionary, a visual contribution to the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The visitor of the art show shall enjoy a selection of artworks featuring the high speed cars on Abu Dhabi soil.

About Guido Bottazzo

Born in 1977, Guido Bottazzo is an Italian artist whose cultural roots can be found first in the Venetian environment where he obtained his Master’s degree in Architecture (2003) and later on in California, where he studied Design at the Art Center College in Pasadena (Master’s degree 2005/2007).
In 2006, Bottazzo has being awarded with the honor to display his works at the “Art Center Gallery” of Pasadena, and in the same year he designed the prestigious trophies for the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Bottazzo works as a designer and artist with famous and established Italian production firms, as well as international ones, that operate in the area of visual arts, product design and automotive design

Bottazzo, during the years, has studied several expressional techniques using alternatively pencil drawing, acrylic ink on paper, wood and canvas. At present, the representational technique mostly used by Bottazzo is digital painting, printed with high quality ink, and hand-painted acrylic and pastels on natural cotton paper. This method gives a more modern touch to a type of artworks that already are known for expressing fresh and modern contents.

Awards

2014 Bottazzo appears with Francesco Barbi in the April issue of Architectural Digest with the project “Pipa” by Riva 1920.

2013 Bottazzo appears with Francesco Barbi in the April issue of Architectural Digest with project “Collezione Pasta”.

2012 Bottazzo brings to life his collection of arts named “The pure eyes of child” in which he tells stories of an imaginery world, seen from the eyes of the child set in each of us. His arts get final at the prize “Rosso Ferrari per l’ Arte” in Rome, while in 2013 Bottazzo Artwork has been selected Finalist @ the International contemporary Art Laguna Prize set in Venice, Italy.

2012 Bottazzo together with designer Francesco Barbi wins the Young and Design Prize @ International Furniture Salone in Milan with the project “Liana” chair.

2006 Bottazzo gains the Art Center College Award of Design Gallery with the project TREMION.

2006 Bottazzo appears as the Italian designer in the American TV Show “Monster Garage” in the episode named “Pasta Ferrari”.

2005 Bottazzo has been asked by the ACCD professor Richard Pietruska to design the trophees for the Peterson Automotive Museum of Los Angeles.

2003 Honour Award at the Graduation show @ IUAV Venezia. Leaded by the IUAV Design Department President Luciano Semerani, Guido Bottazzo designed a futuristic clean energy production park, set in Northern Venice.